DLC menu from Fire Emblem: Awakening.

Downloadable Content (DLC) is a video game term that refers to content that is added to a game after its purchase. Some games have extra downloadable content, such as extra levels or more characters. For some games the DLC must be paid for, but for others it is free. Some Nintendo 3DS games use SpotPass to download free DLC.

List of Nintendo games with paid DLC

THIS IS STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS!

The following list contains all games published by Nintendo which feature the option to purchase downloadable content, as opposed to games which either lack the option to download anything or exclusively offer free downloadable content via updates. There are five distinct types of paid DLC: 

  • Character expansions: Additional characters can be added to the game.
  • Gameplay expansions: These include additional items, quests and vehicles.
  • Level expansions: Add more areas for the player to traverse or fight on.
  • Cosmetic changes: Graphic changes or costumes.
  • In-game currency: The player can exchange real money for in-game currencies.


Game (MSRP in USD) Console Contents (prices in USD) Content types Notes Version of original game including DLC
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (39.99$) Nintendo Switch
  • Special Episode (5.99$)
Level expansion The DLC is not available for the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game.  -
Mario Golf: World Tour (29.99$) Nintendo 3DS
  • Season Pass (14.99$)
    • Mushroom Pack (5.99$)
    • Flower Pack (5.99$)
    • Star Pack (5.99$)
Character expansion, Level expansion Once all packs or the Season Pass are purchased, Gold Mario is unlocked as a playable character.  -
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (29.99$) Nintendo 3DS
  • October 2nd, 2012:
    • Gold Rush Pack (2.50$)
    • Coin Challenge Pack A (2.50$)
    • Nerve-Wrack Pack (2.50$)
  • October 25th, 2012:
    • Gold Mushroom Pack (2.50$)
    • Coin Challenge Pack B (2.50$)
  • November 27th, 2012:
    • Gold Classics Pack (2.50$)
  • December 5th, 2012:
    • Coin Challenge Pack C (2.50$)
    • Platform Panic Pack (2.50$)
  • December 20th, 2012:
    • Mystery Adventures Pack (2.50$)
    • Impossible Pack (2.50$)
Level expansion The "Gold Classics Pack" was originally free to download from November 27th, 2012 to January 31st, 2013.
New Super Mario Bros. U (59.99$) Nintendo Wii U
  • New Super Luigi U (19.99$)
Character expansion, Level expansion All contents of New Super Luigi U were also rerelased in physical form, standalone from New Super Mario Bros. U on July 13th, 2013.
Mario Kart 8 (59.99$) Nintendo Wii U
  • The Legend of Zelda x Mario Kart 8 (7.99$)
  • Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 (7.99$)
Character expansion, Gameplay expansion, Level expansion If both packs are purchased, the player instantly receives eight new color swaps of both Yoshi and Shy Guy .
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (39.99$) Nintendo 3DS
  • All-in-One Fighter Bundle (34.93):
    • Mewtwo (3.99$)
    • Lucas (3.99$)
    • Roy (3.99$)
    • Ryu + Suzaku Castle Stage (5.99$)
    • Cloud + Midgar Stage (5.99$)
    • Corrin (4.99$)
    • Bayonetta + Umbra Clock Tower Stage (5.99$)
  • Stage Bundle (8.46$):
    • Super Mario Maker (2.49$)
    • Peach's Castle 64 (1.99$)
    • Hyrule Castle 64 (1.99$)
    • Dream Land 64 (1.99$)
  • Mii Fighter Costume Bundle #1 (6.00$)
    • SSB T-Shirt (0.75$)
    • Link Cap + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Majora's Mask (0.75$)
    • X's Helmet + Armor (0.75$)
    • Proto Man's Helmet + Armor (0.75$)
    • Dunban Wig + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Cat Hat + Suit (0.75$)
    • Monkey Hat + Suit (0.75$)
  • Mii Fighter Costume Bundle #2 (6.00$)
    • Isabelle Hat + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Heihachi Wig + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Akira Wig + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Jacky Wig + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Zero's Helmet + Armor (0.75$)
    • MegaMan.EXE's Helmet + Armor (0.75$)
    • Inkling Wig + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Inkling Squid Hat + Outfit (0.75$)
  • Mii Fighter Costume Bundle #3 (6.00$)
    • Bear Hat + Suit (0.75$)
    • King K. Rool Hat (0.75$)
    • Flying Man Hat (0.75$)
    • Chrom Wig (0.75$)
    • Black Knight Helm + Armor (0.75$)
    • Lloyd Wig + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Samus's Helmet + Armor (0.75$)
    • Hoodie (0.75$)
  • Mii Fighter Costume Bundle #4 (5.25$)
    • Toad Hat + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Viridi Wig + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Hunter's Helm + Mail (0.75$)
    • Rathalos Helm + Mail (0.75$)
    • Fox Hat + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Captain Falcon Helmet + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Business Suit (0.75$)
  • Mii Fighter Costume Bundle #5 (1.50$)
    • Chocobo Hat (0.75$)
    • Geno Hat + Outfit (0.75$)
  • Mii Fighter Costume Bundle #6 (4.50$)
    • Bionic Helmet + Armor (0.75$
    • Takamaru Wig + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Ashley Hat + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Gil's Helmet + Armor (0.75$)
    • Tails Hat + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Knuckles Hat + Outfit (0.75$)
Character expansion, Level expansion, Cosmetic changes On April 15th, 2015, Mewtwo became available as a free download to players who registered both Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on Club Nintendo before March 31st, 2015. The paid DLC of both games mostly overlap, and can be purchased for both versions simultaneously, except for the Pirate Ship stage, which can only be bought for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U .  -
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (59.99$) Wii U
  • All-in-One Fighter Bundle (34.93):
    • Mewtwo (3.99$)
    • Lucas (3.99$)
    • Roy (3.99$)
    • Ryu + Suzaku Castle Stage (5.99$)
    • Cloud + Midgar Stage (5.99$)
    • Corrin (4.99$)
    • Bayonetta + Umbra Clock Tower Stage (5.99$)
  • Stage Bundle (10.45$):
    • Super Mario Maker (2.49$)
    • Pirate Ship (1.99$)
    • Peach's Castle 64 (1.99$)
    • Hyrule Castle 64 (1.99$)
    • Dream Land 64 (1.99$)
  • Mii Fighter Costume Bundle #1 (6.00$)
    • SSB T-Shirt (0.75$)
    • Link Cap + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Majora's Mask (0.75$)
    • X's Helmet + Armor (0.75$)
    • Proto Man's Helmet + Armor (0.75$)
    • Dunban Wig + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Cat Hat + Suit (0.75$)
    • Monkey Hat + Suit (0.75$)
  • Mii Fighter Costume Bundle #2 (6.00$)
    • Isabelle Hat + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Heihachi Wig + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Akira Wig + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Jacky Wig + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Zero's Helmet + Armor (0.75$)
    • MegaMan.EXE's Helmet + Armor (0.75$)
    • Inkling Wig + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Inkling Squid Hat + Outfit (0.75$)
  • Mii Fighter Costume Bundle #3 (6.00$)
    • Bear Hat + Suit (0.75$)
    • King K. Rool Hat (0.75$)
    • Flying Man Hat (0.75$)
    • Chrom Wig (0.75$)
    • Black Knight Helm + Armor (0.75$)
    • Lloyd Wig + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Samus's Helmet + Armor (0.75$)
    • Hoodie (0.75$)
  • Mii Fighter Costume Bundle #4 (5.25$)
    • Toad Hat + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Viridi Wig + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Hunter's Helm + Mail (0.75$)
    • Rathalos Helm + Mail (0.75$)
    • Fox Hat + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Captain Falcon Helmet + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Business Suit (0.75$)
  • Mii Fighter Costume Bundle #5 (1.50$)
    • Chocobo Hat (0.75$)
    • Geno Hat + Outfit (0.75$)
  • Mii Fighter Costume Bundle #6 (4.50$)
    • Bionic Helmet + Armor (0.75$
    • Takamaru Wig + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Ashley Hat + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Gil's Helmet + Armor (0.75$)
    • Tails Hat + Outfit (0.75$)
    • Knuckles Hat + Outfit (0.75$)
Character expansion, Level expansion, Cosmetic changes On April 15th, 2015, Mewtwo became available as a free download to players who registered both Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on Club Nintendo before March 31st, 2015. The paid DLC of both games mostly overlap, and can be purchased for both versions simultaneously, except for the Pirate Ship stage, which can only be bought for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.  -
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (59.99$) Nintendo Switch
  • Pixel Pack (2.99$)
  • Season Pass (19.99$)
    • Steampunk Pack 
    • Ultra Challenge Pack (6.99$)
    • Donkey Kong Adventure (14.99$)
Character expansion, Level expansion, Gameplay expansion The "Pixel Pack" is available for free via download code for everyone who preordered the game.
Luigi's Mansion 3 (59.99$) Nintendo Switch
  • Multiplayer Pack (9.99$)
    • Multiplayer Pack Part 1
    • Multiplayer Pack Part 2
Level expansion, Cosmetic changes  -  -
Pokkén Tournament DX(59.99$) Nintendo Switch
  • Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack (14.99$)
    • Wave 1: Aegislash & Co.
    • Wave 2: Blastoise & Co.
Character expansion, Gameplay expansion  -  -
Mario Kart Tour (free) Mobile
  • Rubies:
    • 3 Rubies (1.99$)
    • 10 Rubies (5.99$)
    • 23 Rubies (12.99$)
    • 48 Rubies (26.99$)
    • 93 Rubies (49.99$)
    • 135 Rubies (69.99$)
  • Gold Pass (4.99$ per month)
Gameplay expansion, In-game currency The rubies allow for character-, cosmetic- and gameplay expansions after being purchased with real-life currencies.  -
Pikmin 3 (19.99$) Wii U
  • DLC Pack 1: Collect Treasure! (1.99$)
  • DLC Pack 2: Defeat Enemies! (1.99$)
  • DLC Pack 3: Collect Treasure & Defeat Enemies! (4.99$)
Character expansion,Level expansion, Gameplay expansion Each multiplayer map collection featured one free-to-download map. 
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (59.99$) Nintendo Switch
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass (19.99$)
    • DLC Pack 1: The Master Trials
    • DLC Pack 2: The Champions' Ballad
Gameplay expansion, Level expansions  -  -
Splatoon 2 (59.99$) Nintendo Switch
  • Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion (19.99$)
Character expansion, Level expansion  -  -
Fire Emblem Warriors (59.99$) Nintendo Switch & New Nintendo 3DS
  • Fire Emblem Warriors Season Pass (19.99$)
    • Fire Emblem Fates DLC Pack (8.99$)
    • Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon DLC Pack (8.99$)
    • Fire Emblem Awakening DLC Pack (8.99$)
Character expansion, Gameplay expansion, Level expansion, Cosmetic changes Purchasing all DLC Packs individually or the Season Pass, the player will automatically receive a bride costume for Lucina.  -
Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! (19.99$) Nintendo Switch
  • Snipperclips Plus DLC (9.99$)
Level expansio n  -
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (59.99$) Nintendo Switch
  • Expansion Pass (29.99$)
    • Helpful Items Pack 1
    • Helpful Items Pack 2
    • Helpful Items Pack 3
    • New Quests Pack 1
    • Helpful Items Pack 4
    • New Quests Pack 2
    • New Rare Blade Pack
    • New Quests Pack 3
    • Challenge Battle Mode Pack
    • New Quests Pack 4
    • New Rare Blade Pack 2
    • Helpful New Features
    • New Rare Blade Pack 3
    • New Challenge Battle Mode Features
    • Final Item Distribution List
    • Torna - The Golden Country
Character expansion, Gameplay expansion, Level expansion Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country was originally released as part of the Expansion Pass on September 14th 2018, but also received a physical standalone release on September 21st 2018.  -
Hyrule Warriors (59.99$) Wii U
  • Hero of Hyrule Pack (19.99$)
    • Master Quest Pack (7.99$)
    • Twilight Princess Pack (7.99$)
    • Majora's Mask Pack (7.99$)
    • Boss Pack (2.99$)
  • Legends of Hyrule (9.99$)
    • Link's Awakening Pack (4.99$)
    • Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks Pack (4.99$)
    • A Link Between Worlds Pack (4.99$)
  • Legends Character Pack (12.99$)

Character expansion, Gameplay expansion, Level expansion, Cosmetic changes

When buying the Hero of Hyrule Pack or all of its contents individually, the player receives a free Dark Link costume for Link.
StreetPass Mii Plaza (free) Nintendo 3DS
  • StreetPass Mii Plaza Upgrade (4.99$)
  • Bundle 1 (14.99$)
    • Mii Force (4.99$)
    • Flower Town (4.99$)
    • Warrior's Way (4.99$)
    • Monster Manor (4.99$)
  • Bundle 2 (7.99$/6.99$)
    • Battleground Z (4.99$)
    • Ultimate Angler (4.99$)
  • Bundle 3 (8.99$)
    • Slot Car Rivals (free/2.99$)
    • Market Crashers (free/2.99$)
    • Feed Mii (2.99$)
    • Ninja Launcher (2.99$)
    • Mii Trek (2.99$)
Gameplay expansion, Level expansion, Cosmetic changes The price of Bundle 2 varies between 7.99$ or, if any other games were already purchased before, 6.99$. You can either choose between Slot Car Rivals or Market Crashers for free; each is 2.99$ if you already own the other.  -
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (34.99$) Nintendo 3DS
  • PokéForest (free/2.00$)
  • Ivy Park (2.00$)
  • Scalchop Beach (2.00$)
  • Pika Land (2.00$)
  • Mt. Travail (2.50$)
  • Skill Treasury (2.50$)
  • Axe Road (2.00$)
  • Kecleon Bazaar (2.50$)
  • Strongest Trail (3.00$)
  • Mount Tepid (2.00$)
  • Treat Road (2.50$)
  • Ultimate Wilds (3.50$)
Level expansion The "PokéForest" dungeon was free to download up until April 30th 2013; after that date it cost 2$. The packs stopped being released for the European version after "Skill Treasury". "Strongest Trail" and "Ultimate Wilds" can only be downloaded after completing the game.  -
Rusty's Real Deal Baseball (free) Nintendo 3DS
  • Haggling/Story-Unlocking Games
    • 1st Game (2.00$ - 4.00$)
    • 2nd Game (1.90$ - 4.00$)
    • 3rd Game (1.80$ - 4.00$)
    • 4th Game (1.70$ - 4.00$)
    • 5th Game (1.60$ - 4.00$)
    • 6th Game (1.00$ - 4.00$)
  • Discount Coupon Games
    • 1st Game (1.50$ - 4.00$)
    • 2nd Game (1.50$ - 4.00$)
    • 3rd Game (1.50$ - 4.00$)
    • 4th Game (1.50$ - 4.00$) 
Gameplay expansion Haggling with the main character, Rusty Slugger, in order to lower the real-world prices of the individual minigames is an essential part of this game.  -
Dr. Mario World (free) Mobile
  • Tier Rank up Promos
    • Tier 2 Rank Up Promo (40 diamonds) (1.99$)
    • Tier 3 Rank Up Promo (80 diamonds) (3.99$)
    • Tier 4 Rank Up Promo (200 diamonds) (9.99$)
    • Tier 5 Rank Up Promo (360 diamonds + 1 staff ticket) (19.99$)
    • Tier 6 Rank Up Promo (550 diamonds + 2 staff tickets) (29.99$)
    • Tier 7 Rank Up Promo (750 diamonds + 3 staff tickets) (39.99$)
    • Tier 8 Rank Up Promo (800 diamonds) (39.99$)
  • Special Packs
    • Infinite Play Heart Pack (30 Diamonds, 30 minutes of infinite play) (2.99$)
    • Special Pack A (160 Diamonds, 1 Capsule+, 1 Skill Up, 1 Hammer) (14.99$)
    • Boomerang Pack (290 Diamonds, 4 Boomerangs) (24.99$)
    • Special Pack B (380 Diamonds, 2 Capsule+, 1 Skill Up, 1 Hammer) (29.99$)
  • Diamonds
    • 20 Diamonds (1.99$)
    • 53 Diamonds (4.99$)
    • 110 Diamonds (9.99$)
    • 250 Diamonds (19.99$)
    • 550 Diamonds (39.99$)
    • 1050 Diamonds (69.99$)
In-game currency Special Pack A and Special Pack B have been removed.  -
Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield (59.99$) Nintendo Switch
  • Expansion Pass (29.99$)
    • The Isle of Armor
    • The Crown Tundra
Level expansion

Players who purchase the Expansion Pass soon after the launch of The Isle of Armor expansion (or players who have already prepurchased it) will be able to receive Leon’s cap and tights as an early-purchase bonus.

Players will be able to receive these items after the release of The Isle of Armor (June 2020) until 7:59 a.m. PDT on Monday, August 31.

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Steel Diver: Sub Wars 3DS Extra Submarines and remodels Paid
Fire Emblem Fates 3DS Alternate storyline, new maps Paid
Runbow Wii U New story campaign, new skins Paid
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate 3DS Challenge and Event quests, misc. items.  Free
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 3DS New maps, additional story content and characters Paid
Hyrule Warriors Legends 3DS New characters, new weapons, new adventure mode maps Paid
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Switch New characters, new Mii Fighter costumes, new stages Paid
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